Tell me if this sounds familiar. You load up your parents’ car with everything that wouldn’t fit in the U-Haul and that was too fragile to ship. You make the several hour journey to school. Tired, hungry and excited, you turn the door knob of your bedroom and the panic sets in. This room is a lot smaller than you remember. How is all your stuff going to fit into this shoe box of a room?
Whether you are moving into a dorm or an off-campus apartment, chances are your living space will be, well, small. (“Tiny” is probably a better adjective.) But just because you lack the physical space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. You can still live the #ApartmentGoals life in a 10′ x 10′ space. Decorating and organizing your college bedroom just takes a bit of creativity.
Check out our eight unique ideas on how to create the perfectly stylish (and small) living space!
Take magazine clippings, tape and create a real life Pinterest board. (Photo via @kierraxmakayla)
Patches=customized wallpaper. (Photo via @farmasarah)
Chalkboard paint is a wall covering and never-ending notebook in one. (Photo via @chllloooooe)
Sheer drapes add maximum drama with minimal bulk. (Photo via @shelbyshowell)
Use the contents of your closet as art. (Photo via @n_agem)
Tokens from concerts, trips and random memories make for one-of-a-kind accent pieces. (Photo via @laurenhundt)
A big mirror makes your tiny room look double big. Score one for optical illusions. (Photo via @courtneymacphee)
Side table? Desk? How about both. (Photo via @chacharity)